Church members were shocked at the city's attitude and observed that it reminded them of the hostilities they experienced in Romania, which had been ruled under Communism for almost 30 years during the Cold War.Luckily, the law firm representing the church spoke to the zoning committee and the committee voted unanimously approving the church to be built.
The country's most infamous leader was Nicolae Ceausescu, whose reign of terror included spying on and imprisoning churchgoers.
Dacus explains: "They recognized clear similarities of the hostility that they had experienced in Romania, being persecuted as Christians, and they were having some of the same kind of resistance to be able to have a place to worship here in the United States."
Saturday, June 27, 2015
CA post Christian persecution: Stonewalling over church reminded Romanians of earlier times
Why is it we don't recognize the monster we've become?